Shot Down Fast...

My suggestion on per-solution code formatting settings for a (non-specified) future version of VS posted on connect was shot down fast: Only took two days for it to be closed as "Resolved (won't fix)". I knew that would happen but two things still bug me: Resolved (won't fix)? That's totally...

Resharper, CodeRush and Other VS Tools

Jeffrey Palermo commented recently on JetBrains' latest TeamCity 1.2 release. Cool, but that was not struck my interest. See, Jeffrey goes on praising Resharper and says that Scott Bellware uses it a lot. So does apparently a lot of other bloggers, from what I read constantly from people on my blogroll....

Visual Studio Code Formatting Properties and Solutions

In general terms, the options Visual Studio offers for code formatting are adequate (or at least they work for me), particularly in VS2005. Here's one suggestion that would make them even more useful for me: Make them selectable by solution. Here's the problem: I have Visual Studio configured with a...

Harry Pierson on BizTalk

Harry Pierson talked a bit about the stuff he's learning on BizTalk Server in Morning Coffee 12 entry (btw, loving them, keep it up!). Looks like he's attending a great class with Matt Milner. A few comments that sparked my interest: Harry says that conceptually BizTalk hasn't changed all that...

Make Exception Classes Serializable

A while ago there was a big fuss about correctly writing and using exceptions. Here's one of my pet peeves that I forgot to mention at that time was this: Make your exception classes serializable! Honestly, I'm sick and tired of having to debug weird SerializationExceptions because an instance of...

SSSB Adapter v1.5

The Two Connect guys (Jesus and Joel) announced the release of v1.5 of their SQL Server Service Broker adapter for BizTalk Server 2006. The trial version is now available over at their AdapterWorx site. Technorati tags: BizTalk Server, SSBS

HL7 Accelerator Installation Issues

I had never played with the HL7 Accelerator for BizTalk Server 2006 before today, but for a new project I needed to have the MLLP adapter installed so that I could look at some of the adapter configuration settings in receive locations and send ports. So I proceeded to hit...

Developers as Pawns?

There's a big discussion (no surprise there) going on at slashdot about a comment made by a former MS developer evangelist brought up as part of an ongoing lawsuit saying that "independent developers are pawns". I won't comment on the comment, but reading through the comments [sic] over at slashdot for...

The BizTalk Message Box

Lee from the BizTalk Team (I really have no idea what his last name is!) talks about the BizTalk Message Box SQL Server Database, which is really the heart of BizTalk and what you can/can't do to the database server once you commit it to hosting the MsgBox. Fantastic stuff...

Some Recent Articles

Here are some articles I found interesting that I've read recently: Workflow in Application Integration: Kevin Francis talks a bit about application integration architecture in the enterprise on the Architecture Journal 9. Despite the title, it doesn't really talk much about Workflow, but rather about the whole architectural perspective on...